02/17/10 — Seven Springs to hold concert Friday

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Seven Springs to hold concert Friday

By Staff Reports
Published in News on February 17, 2010 1:46 PM

SEVEN SPRINGS -- The Seven Springs town hall will be stomping Friday to the sounds of local musician Samantha Casey and the Bluegrass Jam.

Tickets are on sale now and will be available at the door for the concert, which will feature traditional and original bluegrass, bluegrass gospel and fiddle music.

Samantha Casey, 13, on fiddle, will be joined by her father Daniel Casey on banjo, Jeff Huffman on guitar and Dell Tims or Kenneth Glover on bass.

Samantha and Daniel Casey were honored last year with the 2009 Ginny Wicker Music Award from Johnston Community College, an award presented to musicians supporting traditional country music. The Bluegrass Jam recently performed at the Bluegrass First Class Festival in Asheville.

The concert will include music from Miss Casey's newest album, "In My Father's Footsteps," released last November. The group is known for performances such as "Steel Rails," "Over the Rainbow" and "Alabama Jubilee." Miss Casey released her first album in 2008 at the age of 12.

The concert is Feb. 17 at 7:30 p.m. To order tickets in advance, call Stephen Potter at 920-3894 after 6 p.m. Tickets may also be purchased at Casey's Garden Center, 2360 W. U.S. Highway 70, or at the Seven Springs Restaurant. Tickets are $10 each.

The musical performance is only the first of several upcoming events scheduled to be held in Seven Springs this year.

The oldest town in Wayne County, Seven Springs will be celebrating its 300th anniversary in 2010 with special activities planned later this year in spring and summer. Town officials are also working on the 2010 Old Timey Festival, including booking entertainment and vendors for the event. The Old Timey Festival will be held the second Saturday in May in downtown Seven Springs.